In this workshop-like setting, a group of 60 biologists, engineers, medical practitioners, and researchers from related disciplines assembled for three days.
Dominic Halsmer draws on the engineering concept of affordances to explore how Earth shows evidence of having been intelligently engineered for life.
How do modularity, specificity, adaptability, durability, and other aspects of engineering systems argue for design in nature?
If lateral gene transfer is rampant throughout life, the universal tree of life becomes a matter of philosophical preference, not empirical demonstration.
Dominic Halsmer describes signs of engineering he sees in nature, and explains some of the ways the universe appears strikingly bio-friendly.